Stories by Paul Krill

Novell joins UDDI Advisory Group

Novell on Friday announced its membership in the UDDI Advisory Group, which is shepherding development of the Web services directory standard.

Exec touts Semantic Web

The Semantic Web, a concept in which documents and data are composed with precise XML descriptors for Web deployment, has been misunderstood but offers promise for improving Web-based communications, said a keynote speaker at the XML Web Services One conference here last Thursday.

Conference highlights Web services growth potential

Growing demand for Web services became evident at the XML Web services One Conference & Expo in San Jose this week as attendees analyzed the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Feature: UDDI seeks its place

Is UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration) a bust or is it just in an embryonic stage? These questions are being pondered as the Web services directory specification continues to evolve.

Microsoft seeks converts to .Net

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced availability of a second beta release of JLCA (Java Language Conversion Assistant), a tool for Java developers to provide a transition to building XML Web services based on the Microsoft .Net platform.

Oracle to boost Linux profile

Oracle Corp., Red Hat Inc., and Dell Computer Corp. will gather at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, Calif., on Wednesday to tout a partnership based on the Linux operating system as part of the unveiling of "Unbreakable Linux."

BEA details app server plans

Having just shipped its WebLogic Server 7.0 application server in April, BEA Systems is now mapping out enhancements for the next version, including self-management capabilities and greater administrative control.

Information Builders details Web services strategy

Information Builders on Tuesday at its Information Builder Summit 2002 conference will reveal that its WebFocus business intelligence tool is being fitted with Web services support.

Sun to launch compilers for Solaris 9

Sun Microsystems on Wednesday will ship its Sun ONE (Open Net Environment) Studio 7, Compiler Collection, which is optimized for the new Solaris 9 operating environment and Web services.

Oracle readies 9i tools suite

Oracle on Tuesday will announce general availability of Oracle9i Developer Suite, which enables Java, XML, and SQL developers to build applications for transactional and analytical purposes, according to the company.

Sun readying Liberty Alliance spec, product offering

Sun Microsystems plans to offer technology based on the Liberty Alliance network identity specification this summer, in the same timeframe as the release of the specification's first phase, Sun officials said on Thursday.

Standards mantra preached for Web services

In what is becoming a familiar theme in the Web services arena, a BEA Systems official stressed the need for standards for security and reliability during a keynote speech at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference here last Thursday.

Microsoft exec touts OS evolution

Operating systems need to evolve from performing traditional file management and I/O tasks to learning and accommodating user behaviors, a Microsoft Corp. executive said Tuesday during a keynote presentation at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference here.

IBM previews future of WebSphere

Loosely coupled application services and grid computing are on the WebSphere road map, IBM Corp. officials report after the announcement of Version 5.0 this week.

Macromedia spruces up app server

Macromedia Inc. on Monday announced an upgrade of JRun, the company's J2EE enterprise application server, featuring a new Java API (application programming interface), Web services support and enterprise-class clustering.